We create value in the communities where we operate and make a positive contribution to society more broadly by providing the commodities the world needs, paying taxes and royalties, providing jobs, developing local suppliers, investing in community programs and providing returns to shareholders.
We invest in our local communities, designed in collaboration with them and other stakeholders to reflect their priorities. Our community investment is aligned to four key focus areas:
Find out more in our 2022 Sustainable Development Report.
Our internal health standard incorporates elements to improve our ability to identify and manage community health risk. Our operations are required to implement monitoring programs when a potential health risk to the community is identified. These programs consider baseline and impact assessment and the impacts of operational exposures and emissions. We engage with community health providers and provide community health support and education through our community programs, including for health issues such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and the management of COVID-19.
We support the causes that matter most to our people. One way we do this is through our Australia Employee Matched Giving program, where we match employee contributions to registered charities in Australia.
In South Africa, our mining operations have Social and Labour Plans. These plans aim to promote the welfare of local communities surrounding our mines, through economic and socio-economic growth. These include:
We create our Mine Community Development Plans with the help of a wide range of stakeholders, including the communities surrounding our operations. These plans contribute to their own Integrated Development Plans and we report our progress to the Department of Mineral Resources every year.
To transform2 our business in South Africa, we must focus on local interests. That’s why in South Africa, we’re guided by the legislated Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) measurement framework.
By seeking out local talent, suppliers and new business opportunities, we’re driving competitiveness and transformation, and expanding economic growth.
We also have yearly targets to improve our demographic representation across all levels of management in South Africa.
In South Africa’s Mpumalanga Province, we funded a state-of-the-art Maths, Science and Technology Academy.Read more
We're pleased to support in helping kids love to read, through the Tamar Valley Writers' Festival.Read more